"INDEPENDENT" COUNSEL FISKE (FIX?) REPORTS ON FOSTER DEATH
Former FBI agent and Watergate personage G. Gordon Liddy has a
talk show called "Radio Free D.C." Due to his contact with
someone claiming to be the first to have found the corpse of
White House aide Vincent Foster, Liddy has a marked interest in
trying to uncover all details relating to Foster's mysterious
On Thursday, June 30, 1994, "independent" investigator into
Clinton sliminess, Robert Fiske (possibly in conjunction with the
FBI), released a report giving his conclusions as to
circumstances surrounding Foster's death. Fiske and the FBI,
either separately or together, concluded that Foster did commit
suicide in Fort Marcy park, where his body was found. (It is not
clear to me whether Fiske worked with the FBI on the report or
whether each arrived at the same conclusion separately.)
Due to his past association with the FBI, Liddy immediately
received a copy or copies of the report(s) when they first were
made public on June 30th. However he refrained from commenting on
the report until he had had time to read through it.
On his July 1, 1994 radio show, Liddy gave the following review
of the report. (Note that in what follows, it is sometimes hard
to distinguish between when Liddy is reading from the report and
when he is interjecting his own comments.)
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LIDDY: ...with respect to the independent counsel's conclusion
that Foster killed himself at Fort Marcy park.
The evidence that supports this conclusion is that the blood in
Foster's body remained pooled in his legs and body cavity; there
was very little of it having departed from the small entry wound
in his mouth and the large exit wound in the back of his head.
Foster's body lay on a rampart, at a 45-degree angle, with his
head and the wound significantly above the pooled blood.
The independent counsel determined that it would be very unlikely
for the body to be moved while maintaining that upright
And of course that, that's talking about, you know, moving it
*there*. I'm, what I'm concerned about is, was, did he die
elsewhere and was moved *to* there.
He [Fiske] says when the Park Police did eventually move the
body, massive bleeding *did* ensue.
And the only soil found on Foster's clothing matched that of Fort
Marcy park. If he'd killed himself somewhere else, and his body
was moved by friends, there would likely to be large quantities
of soil or carpet fibers from the other location and his clothes
would have been disrupted, twisted. And none of this was found.
Well, the report may very well be correct. But the failure to
locate the bullet after a massive search is not satisfactorily
explained. Nor is the failure to find *any* skull fragments.
*None* were found there, ladies and gentlemen. And there was a
tremendous exit wound. And they found, I think, 12 other bullets.
But they didn't find the one that killed Foster! You know, one
wonders how many other people died there and they weren't
supposed to. I'm not convinced, necessarily, that Foster died
And the skull fragments: they didn't find *any*.
All right. The FBI report also states that the travel office
fiasco played a heavy role in Foster's decision to commit
suicide. (Now mind you, I'm not saying that he didn't commit
suicide. I am questioning whether or not he died *there*.) Foster
was concerned that the White House travel office firings would be
closely investigated and he was depressed because he felt such an
investigation was unwarranted. (This is all, what I'm reading you
now, is from the report.) Foster felt that he should resign. But
his reputation would be destroyed if he admitted the fiasco was
his responsibility and be unable to show his face back in Little
Foster consulted an attorney as to [unclear] his own exposure
concerning "Travelgate" and feared that his efforts at protecting
himself would conflict with his duties to serve the interests of
According to the report, Vincent Foster was a quiet and reserved
man who never raised his voice. Yet he raised his voice to then-
White House counsel Nussbaum when it was decided that Kennedy
would be the highest White House official reprimanded in the wake
of the travel office firings.
Foster, according to the FBI report, wanted to take the blame for
himself. This is consistent with reports that Foster was a man of
loyalty who worked very hard to build and maintain his
reputation. It's likely that tremendous stress was placed on him
when the travel office staff was fired and their names were
smeared by White House statements that the FBI was investigating
them internally. Once it became public that the FBI was
investigating nothing, until they were called by the same White
House employees who made the slanderous statements, Foster
speculated that there would be Congressional investigation. (And
of course, there should have been.) Foster was, most likely,
unwilling to obstruct that investigation by hiding the plans to
put President Clinton's cousin in charge of the travel. Foster
knew of the connections between her travel agency experience in
Little Rock, and [Dan] Lasater.
(Lasater is the fellow who is the convicted cocaine dealer. And a
high official in Lasater's organization is now a high official on
the White House staff [Patsy Thomasson(?)].)
The plan to assist Hollywood "Friend Of Bill" Thomasson generate
massive profits for his charter airline, Ultra Air, in return for
the large campaign contribution [a.k.a. bribe] was something that
Foster knew. And Foster knew that the real way to get in trouble
in Washington is to participate in a cover-up. He retained a
lawyer. He knew that appropriate actions to protect himself would
be in conflict with his actions to protect the President and
Hillary. And he wanted to resign, but he felt trapped. Because to
resign in the wake of the fiasco would have damaged his
reputation in Little Rock. But he was not going to remain in the
White House and participate in the cover-up. If the Clinton White
House was going to play the cover-up game, they were gonna do it
without Vince Foster.
So he "ate" his gun.
All right. Now. There is some more here. In an attempt to deal
with his depression, according to... this is according to the FBI
report, Foster wrote down "everything that was disturbing him,"
mentioning that he'd made mistakes relating to "Travelgate"
because of ignorance and overwork. And he wrote that he did not
knowingly violate any law. He felt that members of the White
House press corps improperly benefited from wrongdoing at the
travel office, but covered the story in a limited fashion so as
to prevent exposure of their own complicity and benefit from
Well the FBI was unable to determine Foster's whereabouts between
1 pm, when he left the White House, and the time he arrived at
Fort Marcy and where and when he got the gun. It was not in the
White House and it is doubtful that he had previously put it in
his car. Was his car in the White House parking lot? There were
rumors that it was not. If not, perhaps the gun was in the car
and he purposely left it outside the White House gate. That's
Foster's clothes were neat; there was no sign of a struggle.
Uh, insufficient evidence available to estimate the time of
death!? That's rather remarkable, isn't it? I mean, you know,
that the, uh, estimating the time of death is something that is
routinely done in autopsies. I don't really understand that.
Now. The .38 caliber Colt revolver had one empty shell casing in
it and one complete cartridge. The gun had *two* serial numbers;
that indicates it was a composite. Both of the originals were
sold in 1913. There's no additional information. Foster's sister
*thought* it was her fathers. There's no additional .38 caliber
ammunition that was found in the Foster home or the automobile.
You know, there's just 2 cartridges, one of which was expended.
The bullet which exited the back of Foster's skull was never
found! Now look: nobody buys two Remington cartridges! Where are
the rest of the .38 cartridges?! They most likely are in the same
place that Foster was between 1 pm and 4 pm. And where was that?
Somebody in this town knows. Maybe the person whose hair was
found on Foster's clothes.
Well the report goes on to say that the confidential witness
reported seeing wine cooler bottles, a 4-pack. The report states
that there were empty beer bottles left by Foster's sons from a
recent trip to the beach. Oh? No alcohol is found in the body,
but trace amounts of [unclear] and valium, missed by the county
but found by the FBI lab. (Well that's to be expected. The FBI
lab is the best in the world.)
No X-rays were taken at the autopsy... *the machine was broken*!!
Listen to this: In addition to numerous gunpowder particles found
on and around Foster which match that from the Remington
cartridges found in the gun, there were small amounts of
gunpowder residue which did *not* come from Foster's gun. And the
report can't determine the origin of that foreign gunpowder. But
is speculates that the clothes removed from Foster's body were
contaminated in an evidence room at the Park Police station where
the clothes were left in the open for 4 days in a room with a
fan. You see now? Uh, why the FBI should have been the
investigating agency here, ladies and gentlemen, and not the
Valium was found... of course the White House did not want the
FBI investigating this death. *No way*. Valium was found in
Foster's home. But his wife was not aware that he was taking it.
There was no blood found on the gun?? *That's* interesting.
Blood stains inconsistent with the position of the body as
discovered. (And at the very least, Foster's head was moved.)
That you'll find in page 45.
One fingerprint was found on the gun. It was not that of Vincent
Hair, other than Foster's, was found on the body. Fibers from a
carpet were found on the body. Perhaps a lover. Or a killer.
Perhaps the body was taken from a carpet. Perhaps the clothing
was placed on a carpet prior to killing... even days before. We
An extensive search was conducted for the bullet. Metal detectors
were used. 12 bullets were found. All were modern and none
matched Foster's gun.
No bone fragments were found. I don't know, the FBI reports that
Foster killed himself where he was found, basing their conclusion
on the little blood found on the body. When a body's moved
there's considerable bleeding and staining as well as massive
contamination of the clothing.
Soil different. Now that's assuming that, you know, that he died
on different soil and not on a carpet someplace.
I don't know, ladies and gentlemen. There's a *lot* of questions
that I still would like to see resolved about *where* Vincent
Foster met his death.